Internet calls father who charged USA Gymnastics doctor 'hero'

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Feb 03, 2018, 03:36 AM(IST)

The judge turned Margraves' request. Which is when he took matters in his own hands and charged Nassar. Photograph:( Twitter )

Randall Margraves had asked the Michigan judge for five minutes in a locked room with Larry Nassar, the ex-USA Gymnastics doctor now convicted of having sexually assaulted scores of young girls and women under his care. 

The judge had turned down Margraves, whose three daughters were among Nassar's victims. "That's not how our legal system works," the judge said. 

Margraves then took matters into his own hands, charging at Nassar in court before he was brought down by three bailiffs. 

The incident went viral on the internet. 

Watch: Father of sexually abused daughters lunges at ex-US gymnastics doctor in court

And the internet, by and large, came out in support of Margraves: 

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Some people called him a hero. And money was very quickly raised to help fund any legal bills that Margraves might incur:

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Others however took a different tack: 

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Margraves apologised to the court later. 

And he found that he did not need the money raised to help with his legal fees. The judge let him go without any charges being filed, citing the "circumstances of the case". 

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